* I didn't make it beyond the first 20 pages.
** I made it to the end, but I either skimmed or skipped large sections.
*** I might have skipped/skimmed, but I liked it and might read it again.
**** I read at least 95% of the book and it was good -- probably will be reread.
***** I read every word, and I loved it! A favorite and definite reread.
This year, I'm only going to list the stars and a brief recommendation for the type of readers I think will enjoy the book [(R) means it's a re-read;  means it's an ARC].
Minutes to Kill, by Melinda Leigh -- highly recommended for those who like adult romantic suspense, those who liked the first one (Hour of Need), and those who like family drama/support -- Montlake Romance, 6/15
Seconds to Live, by Melinda Leigh -- highly recommended for all the reasons listed above -- Montlake Romance, 6/15
Murder on the Mountain, by Jamie Fessenden -- recommended for those who like adult (male/male) romantic mysteries, those who like tales where the setting adds to the overall atmosphere, and those who are okay with an ending that doesn't resolve everything -- Dreamspinner Press, 8/14
The Knight of Ocean Avenue, by Tara Lain -- recommended for those who like adult (male/male) contemporary romance, those who like coming-out tales, and those who like family drama -- Dreamspinner Press, 5/15
Groomzilla, by Tere Michaels -- recommended for those who like contemporary adult romance (male/male), those who like books about reality TV, and those who don't mind self-centered characters -- Dreamspinner Press, 8/15
All the Way to Shore, by CJane Elliot -- recommended for those who like contemporary adult (male/male) romance, those who like lack of communication as a plot tool, and those who like dominating fathers (and sons who stand up to them) -- Dreamspinner Press, 11/16
Triad series, by Poppy Dennison -- highly recommended for those who like adult urban fantasy romance (male/male), those who like complex characters and intriguing world building, and those who like happy endings -- Dreamspinner Press, 9/13 (the date the last one came out)
**a note: these really need to be read as one book -- each one ends with something of a cliffhanger
Friction, by Sandra Brown -- highly recommended for those who like adult romantic suspense, those who like family drama, and those who like solid resolutions -- Grand Central, 8/15
Seeing Red, by Sandra Brown -- highly recommended for the reasons above (even though they're very different mysteries) -- Grand Central, 8/17